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Katherine Biggs speaks to her yoga students and yoga teachers about their yoga practices. Real-life yogis talking real-life yoga. What gets us on the mat? What keeps us on the mat? And how has yoga helped us navigate the twists and turns in our lives? Every week I talk to ordinary folk who do yoga. We share our stories and our experiences both on and off the mat, in the hope we will inspire you to start or continue your yoga practice.

Katherine Biggs speaks to her yoga students and yoga teachers about their yoga practices. Real-life yogis talking real-life yoga. What gets us on the mat? What keeps us on the mat? And how has yoga helped us navigate the twists and turns in our lives? Every week I talk to ordinary folk who do yoga. We share our stories and our experiences both on and off the mat, in the hope we will inspire you to start or continue your yoga practice.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Katherine Biggs speaks to her yoga students and yoga teachers about their yoga practices. Real-life yogis talking real-life yoga. What gets us on the mat? What keeps us on the mat? And how has yoga helped us navigate the twists and turns in our lives? Every week I talk to ordinary folk who do yoga. We share our stories and our experiences both on and off the mat, in the hope we will inspire you to start or continue your yoga practice.

Language:

English

Contact:

07825703843


Episodes

EP 1.12: Greville Henwood - “Who am I? And what am I doing here?”.

5/14/2020
Show Notes Episode 12. Greville Henwood - “Who am I? And what am I doing here?”. I recently had the pleasure of speaking to my friend and fellow yoga teacher Greville Henwood. We open the podcast by talking about how Greville discovered yoga, by way of orange-clad monks when he was a small child and a journey that led in time to the Trocadero in Paris and eventually to the west coast of America. We talk about California and the evolution of yoga in America. He talks about how one of his...

Duration:01:15:00

EP 1.11: Julie Martin - “I am preparing people for a job that is in service to others”.

4/30/2020
Show Notes Episode 11 Today’s episode is an interview I did with senior, international yoga teacher Julie Martin. We recorded the interview on Sunday March 15th, just as Covid-19 was really starting to take a hold. We were in the midst of the Great Toilet Paper Crisis of 2020 here in the UK and I don’t think there were any coronavirus cases in Hawaii where Julie lives at that time. Anyway, the reason I reached out to Julie is because I came across this article she’d had published on Shut...

Duration:01:18:22

EP1.10: Corrina Gordon-Barnes - On Pregnancy, Loss, Yoga and of course, Pineapples.

4/23/2020
Show Notes Episode 10 You need to listen to this episode if you teach pregnancy yoga or if you have ever experienced miscarriage or loss of a baby. Corrina has some wonderful insights for you. We talk about how Corrina started her yoga practice and how it developed after her sister became a yoga teacher. Since her sister moved away she has developed a daily practice using online classes and YouTube videos. At the time of recording this podcast Corrina was 30 weeks pregnant with her...

Duration:00:52:46

EP 1.09: Alexandra Pope - "It’s about community, learning and being stretched".

4/16/2020
Show Notes Episode 9 This week I’m talking to my yoga student Alexandra Pope. She was one of my very first students, quite a long time ago now and we talk about the journey we’ve been on together for the last eight years. Listen to Alex talk about her yoga practice and what keeps her coming back to the mat. She talks about the non-negotiables of her healthy lifestyle and we also speak about the work Alex does and how it relates to yoga. About Alexandra Pope Alexandra is a co-founder of...

Duration:00:58:59

EP 1.08: Paula Mitten - “The older I get, the less I’m attached to the physical practice”.

4/9/2020
Show Notes Episode 8 As I say in the introduction, I wanted to put this episode out now as a tribute to the help recently offered to me by internationally renowned yoga teacher Paula Mitten. Paula gave me the knowledge and the confidence to take my yoga studio online during this time of Covid-19. I am truly, truly grateful for what she has empowered me to do over the last few weeks. As this episode was recorded before Covid-19 really took a hold, we don't mention in at all. Not...

Duration:01:03:06

EP 1.07: Where has Kat been?

4/6/2020
EP1.07 Show Notes Why hasn't Kat put out an episode of No Ordinary Yogi since March 12th? Listen and find out as Kat talks about taking her yoga studio online, the difficulties of teaching online, and a very brief rant about people teaching free online yoga classes. Honestly, it's so brief you won't even notice it. We "chamble" our way through Kat spending five hours trimming her bush yesterday (it's a quince) and why a little bit of what you fancy does you good. I think I just needed to...

Duration:00:21:36

EP 1.06: Helen Rebello - "Yoga taught me to embrace all of me, no matter what".

3/12/2020
Show notes Episode 6 In this episode I'm talking to my good friend and yoga teacher, Helen Rebello. Helen is the Founder of the Magical Life Movement and author of The Magical Unfolding, a marvellous book that offers the reader a step-by-step process to discover who they are and what they want. (Link at the bottom of these notes). Helen is a soul mentor to midlife women who want to do their next decade differently, so that they can fulfil their dreams and honour their potential. She...

Duration:00:57:12

EP 1.05: John & Helen Rees - "The biggest thing is making the commitment to yourself"

3/5/2020
Show Notes Episode 5 In this fifth episode of No Ordinary Yogi podcast, your host Katherine Biggs talks to her friends and former yoga students John & Helen Rees. “The biggest thing is making the commitment to yourself.” John and Helen are in their sixties and were my yoga students for a couple years whilst they were still living in Malvern. I apologise that the sound isn’t great. We were all preparing for Storm Dennis and it was blowing an absolute hooley where they are in Snowdonia. We...

Duration:00:50:47

EP 1.04: Jacqui Smith - "I can trust my body now".

2/27/2020
Show Notes Episode 4 In this fourth (already!) episode of No Ordinary Yogi podcast, your host Katherine Biggs talks to her yoga student Jacqui Smith. We talk about what led Jacqui to seek out a yoga practice in the first place and when her yoga practice started to become important to her. We talk about the possibilities of doing yoga in parliament and what political life was like for her. Jacqui tells us how her practice has evolved, what she likes about it and the difference it has made...

Duration:00:46:12

EP 1.02: Elizabeth Rees - From Party Girl to Yoga Teacher

2/20/2020
Show Notes Episode 2 In the second episode of No Ordinary Yogi podcast, your host Katherine Biggs talks to friend and former yoga student Elizabeth Rees, who is now a yoga teacher herself. Elizabeth opens up about the pressures of university and yoga teacher training and how her yoga practice has helped her overcome anxiety and depression. We also cover sports bra malfunctions, what our favourite poses are, self-care and lots of other stuff in between. Elizabeth also spills a bit of tea...

Duration:00:59:22

EP 1.03: Shakti Sue Friston - "The Real Work is in the Stillness".

2/20/2020
EP 1.03: Shakti Sue Friston - "The Real Work is in the Stillness". In today’s episode Katherine Biggs is speaking to her wonderful wise friend, Shakti Sue Friston. As you will hear, Shakti has been teaching yoga for over 30 years and we talk about how she found yoga in the first place and its importance in her life. We talk about some of the less explored yogic practices – yes, we did talk about drinking urine! We cover presence and fear of the present moment and the truth about our...

Duration:01:00:34

EP 1.01: Introducing the No Ordinary Yogi podcast

2/17/2020
Show Notes Episode 1 In this very first episode of the No Ordinary Yogi podcast, your host Katherine Biggs shares why she created this podcast and what she hopes you will gain from listening to it. This first episode is short, but full of love. I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for listening. I hope you feel as excited about this podcast as I do! I love connecting with other people, so if you feel inspired or have any questions, connect with me over on Instagram...

Duration:00:07:21